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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 18 — Aug. 27, 2012
  • pp: 20387–20395

Diode pumped laser operation and spectroscopy of Pr3+:LaF3

F. Reichert, F. Moglia, D.-T. Marzahl, P. Metz, M. Fechner, N.-O. Hansen, and G. Huber  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 18, pp. 20387-20395 (2012)

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We report on the first results of diode pumped laser operation of Pr3+:LaF3 in a quasi continuous wave (qcw) mode with average output powers of up to 80.0 mW (≈ 161.3 mW qcw) and a maximum slope efficiency of 37% at 719.8 nm. Furthermore it was possible to operate the laser at 537.1 nm and 635.4 nm and to tune the emission wavelength from 609 nm to 623 nm. The pump source was an InGaN laser diode with a maximum output power of 1 W at a central emission wavelength of 442 nm.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(140.7300) Lasers and laser optics : Visible lasers
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: July 3, 2012
Revised Manuscript: August 15, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 16, 2012
Published: August 21, 2012

F. Reichert, F. Moglia, D.-T. Marzahl, P. Metz, M. Fechner, N.-O. Hansen, and G. Huber, "Diode pumped laser operation and spectroscopy of Pr3+:LaF3," Opt. Express 20, 20387-20395 (2012)

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